Memories are the soul’s perfume
— George Sand.
Photographs are received as objects without value that everyone can produce and that everyone can do what they like with. In fact, however, we are manipulated by photographs and programmed to act in a ritual fashion in the service of a feedback mechanism for the benefit of cameras. Photographs suppress our critical awareness in order to make us forget the mindless absurdity of the process of functionality, and it is only thanks to this suppression that functionality is possible at all. Thus photographs form a magic circle around us in the shape of the photographic universe. What we need is to break this circle.
— Towards a philosophy of photography
I visit Monocle Magazine
I would argue there is a link between Justin Timberlake’s high-pitched voice and the rising practise and acceptance of male metrosexuality.
— Ruaidhri Ryan